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Our Own Stories

posted Sep 29, 2019, 5:50 AM by Karl Hakkarainen   [ updated Sep 29, 2019, 5:50 AM ]

Phillipston Residents and Historical Society Members

Our Own Stories

October 15th at 7 P.M. in the Congregational Church Vestry

Everyone has a special object, maybe a tool, a dish, a stone, a piece of jewelry, a photo, a card, a book ... something that was given to you by someone special or it may be something you purchased or found, and that object has a story. Please bring your item (or items) and share its story. Some of the stories will relate to family history, others will be military connected, or a friend or job related. It may or may not have monetary value, but it is precious to you. A person once said, "What you give away lasts forever, what you keep to yourself is gone when you're gone." This will be a special and personal evening and we invite you to participate. There will be refreshments to enjoy following the meeting.

Who Will Be For Me?

posted Apr 13, 2019, 2:29 PM by Karl Hakkarainen   [ updated Apr 13, 2019, 2:30 PM ]

A Dramatic Historical Society Program on a Slave Woman's Life

Presented by Gwendolyn Quesaire-Presutti

April 24th at 7 P.M.

Phillipston Congregational Church Vestry

Gwendolyn is an accomplished actress and historical researcher of Women of Color, and she has combined these two skills to bring to life what it was like to be a slave for prominent people in history. In this program she will portray Oney Judge Staimes, the house servant for George and Martha Washington. She served them at their home at Mount Vernon and moved with them to the Capital after he was elected President. It's the story of the lowest in society working for the highest, insight into the life of the first President's household from a slave's point of view when slavery was allowed in all the states. (Massachusetts abolished slavery in 1781.)

All are welcome. It will be an unforgettable presentation, a good one for young people to experience as well. The Library is co-sponsoring this program with the Historical Society, and we are grateful to the Cultural Council for funding it. Light refreshments will be served following the program.

Artist Jeanine Stark – Why I’m Here

posted Nov 12, 2018, 1:42 PM by Karl Hakkarainen   [ updated Nov 12, 2018, 1:43 PM ]

Presented by the Historical Society of Phillipston
Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 P.M.
Congregational Church Vestry

Jeanine has lived on Queen Lake for five years and never runs out of sights that inspire a painting. She always carries her camera with her so she can capture the scene or activity she wants to paint when she gets back to her studio. She says it's wonderful living in a place where she is surrounded by subjects to paint -- the wildlife, the scenery, the people, historic places, pets, gardens, activities. She likes the quiet location of the town. She says Phillipston is located in the middle of nowhere, yet you can jump in your car and quickly get to whatever services or shops you need. Come hear the story that took her from the Bronx of New York to our rural town, and see the display of scenes she has illustrated. Talking with her makes one realize how fortunate we are to live here. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served following the program.

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in & Country Fair at Red Apple Farm

posted Oct 2, 2018, 7:00 AM by Karl Hakkarainen

OCTOBER 6th & 7th - 11 AM til 4 PM

Sponsored by

Phillipston Congregational Church & Agricultural Commission

Pumpkin Weigh-in on Sunday, Oct. 7th at 1pm

Giant Pumpkin Cash Prizes – Adult & Children Categories

Register your Pumpkins between 11am & 1pm on Sunday

Bring Other Items for Display between 8am & 10am on Sunday

Such as Canned Goods, Flower Displays, Veggies, etc.

Pie-judging Contest (3rd Yr.) – Bring your pies on Sunday between 8am & 10am (label of ingredients, name & phone # on bottom)

Raffles Saturday and Sunday

Wood Raffles (Cord Wood & Pellets) - Ladies Benevolent Quilt Raffle

Miscellaneous Other Raffles = Drawings for Raffles – Sunday at 3pm

Chuck Wagon

Chili, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Soup & Drinks

Community Information Booths – Slightly Used Books – Jewelry

Bake Table – Coffee Can Pumpkin Auction - & Much More

For Kids: Decorate Your Own Cupcakes – Search in Hay – Face Painting

Scavendger Hunt – Pumpkin Painting

For More Information Call 978-516-8061

Grand reopening of our museum

posted Jul 18, 2018, 4:23 AM by Karl Hakkarainen   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 4:23 AM ]

Step back in time and see antique tractors, cars, and engines displayed on the museum grounds. Local and area collectors love to show their "toys" and share their knowledge. You will marvel at the detail work that has gone into the restoration of these pieces. 
The program is free. Activities start at 9AM and continue until 4PM.
It's an event that children are sure to enjoy. They can sit on the tractors and get a free wagon ride, too. 
This year we celebrate the grand reopening of the museum! The ceremony starts at 1 PM. The entire day is free and will be fun for the whole family. Lunch and refreshments will be available, too. For questions or further information, please call 978-939-5656.

Phillipston Village Bazaar

posted Jun 5, 2018, 11:33 AM by Karl Hakkarainen

Easter Great Gathering

posted Mar 27, 2018, 12:04 PM by Karl Hakkarainen   [ updated Mar 27, 2018, 12:13 PM ]

The “Easter Great Gathering”, a fun-filled family traditional event since 2011, will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Red Apple Farm, Phillipston, MA from 8 am to 1 pm, sponsored by the Phillipston Congregational Church of Phillipston, MA.

The 7th Annual Brunch with the Easter Bunny will be held in the barn including Ham, Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Home Fries, Toast, Fruit and Beverages being served Cafeteria style. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for kid’s ages 3 to 10 and Seniors 65+. If you purchase your tickets in advance, you will save $1 each, for tickets call: (978) 939-8901.

Free Egg Hunts will be held for the children at 9, 10 and 11 am (sponsored by the Phillipston Lion’s Club). There will be separate Toddler & Preschoolers’ Hunts. The Teen Egg Hunt with prizes will be held at 12:30 pm.
At “High Noon”, an Adult Egg Hunt, with a limited number of tickets being sold, some of the incredible prizes will be Apple, a Fitbit and many more. For the Adult Egg Hunt you must be 18 years of age or over and be present to participate. For advance tickets call (978) 939-5608. There will be baby bunnies for the children to enjoy. Easter Vendor Fair (inside store and outside) including Sunday School/Youth Group (cotton candy, bunny ears), Easter Raffle Baskets (wide variety), Fresh Cider, Donuts & Coffee, 2017 Phillipston Church Cookbooks, Quilt Raffle “Log Cabin Delight”, Face Painting, Pictures with the Bunny and much more. Come one come all for a full day of family fun!

Holly Berry Fair

posted Nov 21, 2017, 6:01 AM by Karl Hakkarainen   [ updated Nov 21, 2017, 6:02 AM ]

The Phillipston Congregational Church on the Common in Phillipston, MA is sponsoring the 4th Annual “Holly Berry Fair” and “Visiting with Santa” being held in the vestry of the church on Saturday, December 2nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Picture taking with Santa will be available.

An assortment of items will be available for purchase. Among the vendors are Christmas Attic Treasures, Jewelry, Candles, Holiday Sweets, Ladies Benevolent Society Handmade Crafts, Fudge & Candy, and lots more.

A fantastic luncheon is being prepared by the Phillipston Lion’s Club including a variety of Soups, Sandwiches, Loaded Baked Potatoes, Whoopie Pies, Apple Crisp and Drinks. Bring your friends or meet them there to begin and/or finish up your Holiday Shopping with local vendors.

Come one, Come all to enjoy the holiday season and cheer!

Phillipston Weigh-In & Country Village Fair Phillipston, Mass.

posted Oct 1, 2017, 2:53 PM by Karl Hakkarainen   [ updated Oct 1, 2017, 2:56 PM ]

The 38th Annual Pumpkin Weigh-In and Country Village Fair will be held again this year at The Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, MA on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 11am to 3pm and Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 11am to 5pm. The rain date for Saturday, October 7th will be Monday, October 9th. The Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In will be held at 1 pm on Sunday. Anyone is welcome to enter, so bring your pumpkin over to the Red Apple Farm for registration between 11am and 1pm on Sunday, there is no registration fee. . Cash prizes will be awarded along with Ribbons in two divisions, Adult and Children. A special Luther Award will be awarded for the smallest pumpkin. This event is the oldest continuous Pumpkin Weigh-In in New England with a search for the largest pumpkin. The Pumpkin Weigh-In, is being hosted by the Phillipston Agricultural Commission. This year another classification will be any pumpkin, big, small, ugly, funny colored or what have you with ribbons given out for these different special pumpkins being judged by the Agricultural Commission. A Church Service, open to all will be held at 10am on Sunday, October 8th at 10 am. Come join us for this wonderful outdoor service.

Come to our Country Village Fair, children’s activities will be located to the left, take the path by the rabbit pen and see what you can find to play and enjoy. One of the activities will be small pumpkins for the children to paint and/or decorate and take home. There will be 2 wood raffles this year, one for a ton of pellets donated by a church member and the other being a pick up load of cord wood donated by Green Natural Resource Management. The drawing for these raffles will be on Sunday October 8th at 4 pm, make sure you buy your tickets. The annual Quilt Raffle, “Fairy Tales of Yore”, made by one of the Ladies Benevolent society members, Barbara Sanden, will be drawn on Sunday October 8th at 4 pm. It will be on display and raffle tickets will be available to purchase.

Be sure to visit the Country Village area where there will be a Silent Auction with a drawing for each day, Vintage Jewelry, Slightly Read Books, Craft Items and the must have “Pumpkin Sweatshirt”, get yours now, not many left. The Chuckwagon, located near the hay rides, will be serving Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Chili, Chili Dogs, Chili, Homemade delicious soups and drinks. Next to the Chuckwagon, is our famous bake table so you may buy goodies to take home or eat as your desert. Community Information booths, Petting Zoo, Cotton Candy & more will be located along the way.

Come join us for a fun filled time. For more information call 978-516-8061.

Pie Baking Contest, October 8 and 9

posted Oct 1, 2017, 2:51 PM by Karl Hakkarainen   [ updated Oct 1, 2017, 2:51 PM ]

Calling all pie bakers!! 

Announcing a pie baking contest to be held at the Pumpkin Weigh-In and Village Fair being held at the Red Apple Farm on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th

You can preregister until Friday, October 6th at noontime. Be sure and pre-register! There is no entry fee. 

Please understand that the pies will be used to fund an educational purpose, and will become property of the Phillipston Congregational Church. 

We will need your name, phone number, and ingredients list and allergen information. Also please print and tape the ingredients and allergen info to the bottom of the pie plate. 

Please note, we won’t have a means of refrigeration, so cream pies can’t be accepted. 

Judging will be done by the Phillipston Agricultural Commission and ribbons will be awarded by the Phillipston Congregational Church. Drop off time will be from 11 am to 1 pm with the Agricultural Commission. 

This contest is another friendly competition for the Fall Fair and the pies are going to be sold by the church, either by piece or auction, to fund a donation to a Narragansett agricultural group. For any questions, or to pre-register, please call and/or leave a message with Jack Seamon at 978-895-1452.

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